March Openings and Events
Charles E. Burchfield, Solitude, [1918] 1944-63; watercolor and charcoal on paper, 1994


March M&T Second Friday
Friday, March 8, 2013

Join the Burchfield Penney for March M&T Second Friday. The evening includes open gallery hours until 8pm, a drop-in art workshop (5:30-7:30pm), a screening of films by Dani Leventhal (7pm) and the opening of Shasti O’Leary Soudant’s installation Let There Be Light in the Useum (5:30-7:30pm). For more information, visit


A Musical Feast Celebrates the Art of Bruce Jackson
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2pm

The March 10 performance of A Musical Feast features Charles Castleman, violin; Jonathan Golove, cello; Wildy Zumwalt and Diane Hunger, saxophone; Claudia Hoca, piano; Tom Kolor, percussion; and Moshe Shulman, bandoneon. The program includes Frigate by J.T. Rinker and Konzertstück für Zwei Altsaxophone by Paul Hindemit. A Garland by David Felder pays tribute to scholar Bruce Jackson, whose Being There exhibition is currently on view at the Center. Violinist Charles Castleman joins the group for Minstrels by Claude Debussy and Poème élégiaque by Eugène Ysaÿe. Other selections include Suite italienne by Igor Stravinsky and Three Dances by Astor Piazzolla.

Tickets: $20 for "not-yet" members; $10 for Burchfield Penney members and students with i.d. Join today at Buy tickets online or call 716-878-6011 during gallery hours.


In His Own Words: Experience the Words of Charles E. Burchfield

From the age of 17 until the end of his life, Charles E. Burchfield chronicled his artistic and intellectual development. These journals reveal much about his unique vision, love of nature and gift for writing. Burchfield’s passion could not be contained in the journals alone. Throughout his career, his moods, ideas and personal critiques were also recorded on thousands of scraps of paper and studies for paintings as well as in letters to family, friends and colleagues.

Burchfield's complex and layered visual language points to a complex human being. The inner triumphs, struggles and ambitions of his career are reflected and recorded in his own words and serve as an inspiration for all. The final Gallery Talk on the exhibition will be held on Sunday, March 10 at 2pm. Experience Burchfield’s words and works daily on FacebookTwitter and at

The exhibitions Charles Burchfield:In His Own Words and Thinking in Visual Terms close on March 17.


Save the Date for Cycles at the Center
The next chapter in a new series of launches at the Burchfield Penney
April 11-14, 2013

Launches at the Burchfield Penney are quarterly festivals featuring four days of performances, conversations and other events that amplify exciting exhibitions at the Center. Visit for the schedule of events that are part of Cycles.


Featured Upcoming Events

Tour  |  Curator's Tour with Nancy Weekly

Sunday, March 3, 2013, 2–3 pm

Nancy Weekly will tour guests through the new exhibition Suspended Motion: Sculptures and Watercolors by Ellen Steinfeld.


Demonstration  |  Guest Artist Open Studio: Autism Services Arts Work Program

Thursday, March 7, 2013, 5:30–7 pm

Stop by the Studio Classroom from 5:30-7 pm to meet Ben B., one of the artists featured in the winter Community Gallery exhibition.


Special Event  |  M&T Second Friday at the Burchfield Penney

Friday, March 8, 2013, 4–8 pm

Join the Burchfield Penney for March Second Friday


Lecture / Discussion  |  The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan Presented by Lois Palken Rudnick

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 7–8:30 pm

Lois Palken Rudnick will present on her new book The Suppressed Memoirs of Mabel Dodge Luhan.


Tour  |  Curator's Tour with Kathy Shiroki

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 2–3 pm

Kathy Shiroki will tour guests through the new Useum exhibition Let There Be Light, a Useum installation by Shasti O'Leary Soudant.


Class / Workshop  |  Third Thursday Night Figure Drawing

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6–8 pm

Students and the public are invited to participate in open figure drawing sessions at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

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